Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “addict”

addict

noun [C]     /ˈædɪkt/
DRUGS B2 someone who cannot stop taking a drug: a heroin/drug addict Drug addictionAddiction
INTEREST informal someone who likes something very much and does it or has it very often: a TV/computer game addictAddictionDrug addiction
(Definition of addict noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Addiction, but you might be interested in these topics from the Drugs topic area:

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “addict”

Definitions of “addict” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More